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Monthly Archives: March 2006

Peepholes

Every exterior door should have a peephole to look through.  This seems obvious but apparently it is not.  And the peepholes should be set at a height where they can be used.  Sometimes this is a problem for smaller people … Continue reading

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Peepholes (again)

Another thing I almost forgot:  Once you have the peepholes installed–use them!  I’m not sure how many people don’t use the peepholes or think that visibility in them is inadequate or whatever.  If you cannot see out the peephole, fix … Continue reading

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Outdoor lighting

Actually, this tip applies to your office too-if you work in a small building with a door that opens directly outside. Arrange for outside lights so you can see what is there *before* you go out.  These days, this isn’t … Continue reading

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Indoor Lighting

You hear this advice all the time, but it is worth repeating:  Always leave a light or 2 on in your home.  I use the bathrooom light and 1 other. Why?  Because someone can be in the bathroom at any … Continue reading

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Light switches

The light switches that have a clock built in so that they turn on and turn off on a pre-determined schedule can be useful if you go on a trip or want to be sure you are coming home to … Continue reading

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Identity theft

I saw this on a list serve I use a lot and liked it.  The issue was one of identity theft since someone discovered that another person was using their name and credit.  Anyway, Michael T. Spadea (who I don’t … Continue reading

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Identity security and your Mailbox

I haven’t confirmed this one but I’ve heard of a new scam:  people steal your outgoing mail from the home mailbox at the end of the month to get bill and credit card and checking information.  Then they use the … Continue reading

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